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Safeguarding children and young people

Boccia Australia takes seriously its responsibility to deliver a safe, fair and inclusive environment for Children and Young People involved in boccia.

Our commitment to safeguarding children:  Boccia Australia has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of child abuse and is committed to ensuring the sport of boccia is a safe and inclusive environment for all, particularly children and young people.

Our policies and procedures seek to address risks to child safety and to establish child safe culture and practices.We will keep Children and Young People safe

  • We promote inclusion, respect and diversity
  • We create a culturally safe sporting environment
  • Our staff and volunteers know the behaviour we expect
  • We minimise the likelihood of appointing or accrediting a person who is unsuitable
  • Induction and training are part of our commitment
  • We encourage the involvement of Children and Young People and their parents
  • Our staff and volunteers understand their responsibility for reporting Child Abuse
  • We maintain and improve our policies and practices
 Quick links:
  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
  2. Member Protection Policy 
  3. Reporting Integrity Issues (email: chair@boccia.com.au)
Have concerns about a child’s safety?

If the matter is urgent or the safety, health or welfare of a child or victim is at risk please call the Police emergency number 000.

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION POLICY

All Children/Young People have the right to feel safe and protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect. Children/Young People have the right to take part in sport in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment. Boccia Australia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children/Young People in Boccia by providing a safe and inclusive environment and by ensuring that everyone involved in Boccia is aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to Children/Young People.  FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

The Member Protection Policy is designed to protect the welfare, wellbeing and health of everyone involved in sport. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation and vilification in sport, along with information on how to report these behaviours. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

IMPROPER USE OF DRUGS AND MEDICINE POLICY

The Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy is designed to protect athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements and illegal drugs. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

COMPETITION MANIPULATION AND SPORT GAMBLING POLICY

The Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy is designed to keep sport fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

COMPLAINTS, DISPUTES AND DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Complaints, Disputes and Disciplines Policy (CDDP) provides sport and its participants with a best practice complaint management process that can be run by either Sport Integrity Australia or the sport. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.